Course 222 – Research-Based Certification Advanced Course in Lymphedema Management – Leduc method


COURSE: February 15, 16, 17, 18, 2018


Allan and Tina Neill Professor of Lymphatic Research and Medicine.
Chief of Consultative Cardiology.
Director, Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Falk Cardiovascular Research Center
Stanford, CA 94305

Professor of Surgery.
Chief of Breast Surgery.
Stanford University School of Medicine.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Director, Breast Reconstruction Stanford Women’s Cancer Center.

• JESSICA FORAN, MSN, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC Nurse Practitioner
Breast Medical Oncology & Cancer Survivorship
Stanford Women’s Cancer Center


Anne-Marie Vaillant-Newman, PT, MA.

Member of the International Society of Lymphology.

Member of the European Group of Lymphology.

Master of Arts from Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY. Former student of Prof. Leduc with thirty two years of expertise in lymphedema management Leduc method.



February 15, 16, 17, 18, 2018

Stanford University Hospital
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Instructional Level:

The instructional level of this program is Advanced according to the definition of APTA.  This level assumes thorough familiarity with the topic and focuses on advanced techniques, recent advances, and future directions.

Educational Credit

This program was approved for 33.00 contact hours, 3.3 CEUs by the California Physical Therapy Association  ( To be renewed soon)


Certification level II will be received upon successful completion  of the course.

Completion of this course and the basic or initial course will enable the attendees to take the International Certification in Lymphedema Management Examination: ICLM Examination

Once they pass the examination and submit a case study, attendees will be ICLM certified.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants will demonstrate the:

  1. Understanding of the anatomical and physiological concepts underlying lymphedema management.
  2. Understanding of the psychological issues raised by cancer & lymphedema.
  3. Ability to perform manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging addressing lymphedema of the limbs, head and neck and trunk as described by the Leduc school.
  4. Understanding of the use of compression devices (Indications & contraindications).
  5. Understanding of patients education (self-care, compression garments management, precautions, H.E.P.)
  6. Ability to evaluate patients suffering from lymphedema , edema, lipidema and to design a comprehensive plan of care
  7. Ability to treat various pathologies showing symptoms of lymphedema or edema, using the techniques of  lymphedema management.
  8. Ability to answer most of the questions raised by the patients.
  9. Ability to recognize when the intervention of the physician is necessary. (for instance if there is suspicion of DVT)
  10. Understanding of the most recent research performed in the field of   treatment of lymphedema.

Hotel Accommodations:

The Stanford Guest House is fully  booked at the period  of the course so, you may make a reservation through Expedia at:
Travelodge Palo Alto Silicon Valley Tel: 650 600 8515 – 3255 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306 (average rate through Expedia: $180.00).  Bus and Stanford University Shuttle are available to go to Stanford University Hospital.

Alternative Lodging:

Stanford Inn Tel: 650 326 5500 –  115 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025 – Stanford Inn is at a walking distance from Stanford University Hospital.


Travel Arrangements:

Southwest Airlines Co. offers service to San Jose and San Francisco Airports.  To

book a reservation visit:   

From San Francisco or San Jose Airports call South & East Bay Shuttle: 800 548 4664 (local) or : 408 225 4444  to go to the Guest House.




8:00am: Start

10:15-10:30am or 10:30 – 10:45am: Break

12:00noon-1:00pm: Lunch

3:00-3:15pm: Break

For hands-on lab, student-to-faculty ratio = 10:1.

thursDAY, february 15, 2018
  • 8:00-9:00 am: Medical treatment of breast cancer. JESSICA FORAN, MSN, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC Nurse Practitioner
    Breast Medical Oncology & Cancer Survivorship
    Stanford Women’s Cancer Center
    9:00- 10:00 am: Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema. DUNG NGUYEN, M.D.
    10: 15 – 11:00 am : O. & A.
    11:00-12:00 noon: “Effect of Physical Activity on the Lymphatic system of patients with secondary lymphedema following breast cancer surgery” after ROMAIN BARBIEUX, PT, MSc et al (including PIERRE BOURGEOIS, M.D., ALBERT LEDUC, PT PhD, & OLIVIER LEDUC PT, PhD. )
    12:00- 1:00 pm: Surgical treatment of breast cancer. I. WAPNIR, M.D., F.A.C.S.
    10:00 – 11:00 am: Q & A.
    1:00 – 2:00 pm: Lunch on your own
    2:00-3:00 pm: Cancer Rehabilitation – Anne-Marie Vaillant-Newman, PT, MA.
    3:00- 4:00 pm: Advances in Lymphatic Research. Professor STANLEY G. ROCKSON, M.D.
    4:00- 5:30 pm: Theory and Lab: Head & Neck Lymphedema. Manual lymph drainage and multi-component bandaging . Anne-Marie Vaillant-Newman, PT, MA PT, MA
Friday, february 16, 2018


  • 8:00-10:15 am: Lab: Treatment of the upper extremity lymphedema post-mastectomy.  Manual lymph drainage, multi-component bandaging.  Theory: Drainage of the lymphedema of the breast.
  • 10:30- 12:00 noon: Lab: Treatment of the lower extremity lymphedema post prostate cancer surgery.  Manual lymph drainage.  Multi-component bandaging. Theory: manual lymph drainage and application of compression to the genital area
  • 3:00-5:00pm: Q & A.  Case studies.
  • 5:00-6:00pm: Compression devices.  Presentation.  Indications. Contraindications.


Saturday, FEBRUARY 17, 2018
  • 9:30-10:30am: Cancer risk factors.   Physical treatment of the consequences of radiotherapy .  Cancer rehabilitation.
  • 10:45-12:00noon: Lymphedema in pediatrics.  Case studies.  Treatment.   Education of caregivers.  Supportive documentation. 
  • Lab: Manual lymph drainage of the L.E.
  • 1:00- 2:00pm: Documentation. Lab:Measurements. Data analysis. Case studies. Q & A.
  • 2:00-3:45pm: Lab: multi-component bandaging of the U.E.
  • 4:00-5:30pm: International Certification in Lymphedema Management Examination.


sunday,  FEBRUARY 18, 2018

8:00 am-9:30 am: Concomitant  Venous Obstruction in Patients with Secondary Lymphedema.  Venous edema: pathology, physical treatment.  Review symptoms of DVT

9:30-10:15am: Skin care.  Wound treatment.

10:30- 12:00 noon: Lymphedema and liposuction surgery: pre and post-operative rehab. care.

1:00- 2:00pm: Prevention of lymphedema..

2:00-3:30pm: Lab: multi-component bandaging of the U.E. & L.E.

3:30- 5:00pm: Review of Dercum’s disease and lipedema.  CRPS Type I.Q & A.


Note: For lab practice, participants should bring appropriate clothing such as shorts ,sport bra or tank top or bathing suits.


Registration fee includes: pre-course material, tuition, course handout.

Early registration will be accepted until: January 15, 2018

Regular registration will be applicable after this date until January 31, 2018 after which late registration will apply.

Cancellations and requests for refunds will be accepted until   February 15, 2018 minus a $300.00 administrative fee.

Conference Fees:

Early Registration: $700.00

Regular Registration: $750.00

Late Registration: $800.00

Register prior to January 15, 2018 and save $100.00

Please complete the registration form and mail it with a check or money order payable to:

Pacific Therapy Education, Inc.

27475 Ynez Road # 318

Temecula, CA 92591

Tel: 951 347 0362

Fax: 650 898 1771    

For credit card payment, please contact us at 951 347 0362.  Thank you.

Confirmation of registration will be mailed with pre-course material.